The morning began with a devotion and time of prayer. As we circled up for prayer, I wrestled with the idea of asking that God would put someone in our path that needed to be seen by Him. I wrestled because those are the things I read about in books, or on other blogs, but I honestly didn't think God would answer a prayer like that for me... But I stepped out in faith and that was my prayer request for the day.
Backtrack... 8 years ago, mom and another member of our team, Stan, made their first trip to Swaziland. On that trip, they met a lady, I'll call her B... my mom has never forgotten her. Every time we visit her village, my mom asks about her. She even has our friend E. call and ask about her from time to time. But she has never seen her again.
Fast forward... today we were so blessed to pick up the son and daughter of the family we were visiting so they could go with us. And as we neared their home, mom and Stan saw a woman who had fallen by the side of the road. As Stan was about to ask the driver to back up to help her, my mom asked the son about B and he said, "that was her."
After 8 years, God literally put her in our path! I never imagined that God's answer to my prayer and heaven's bear hug for my mom would be one and the same! He truly does work in wonderful ways! The coolest part, when mom got out of the van, she squinted up at my mom and said, "I remember you!" She is 100 years old!
My faith is so small far too often! I am so thankful for days like today when God leaves me speechless with wonder!